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June 06, 2011, 10:12:08 PM
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Read this quite old reply by forever-d to a post about hostile action against the bitcoin network, though it just had to be posted afresh.

Personally I don't agree with the concept of pirating stuff that others worked to produce, but the sentiment and logic here are elegant to say the least!

Since you are using p2p filesharing networks as an analogy...

Government crackdowns actually stengthened the p2p filesharing ecosystem instead of weakening it.

Government crackdowns acted like something of an evolutionary pressure; for every filesharing network that was successfully destroyed, a new generation of better, stronger ones sprang up.

Napster relied on a single centralised server. The government  shut down the server. Result? Several Napster clones that could support multiple servers. Then the government started taking down servers one by one. Result? Serverless technology. Then the government started prosecution of individual users. Result? Proliferation of VPN providers and pseudonymous p2p. And so on....

I doubt we would have a lot of innovative technologies today (eg. i2p, tor, bittorrent) if governments simply had left Napster alone.  Talking about unintended consequences!

Conclusion:

Government may succeed in destroying the current block chain. It may even succeed in destroying the current implementation of the Bitcoin protocol. But it will never destroy the source code, the meme, the spirit, and the community. The p2p cryptocurrency genie is out of the bottle.

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June 06, 2011, 10:19:06 PM
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Uh, the chain is as distributed as the code. How are they going to destroy it?

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May 15, 2018, 10:12:16 PM
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Following the general rules of innovation and evolution, the necessity to evolve and adapt to obstacles, in this particular example it's legislation. Interesting perspective on the subject, I wonder if it did accelerate development, definitely seems like a logical conclusion, albeit one that could never be conclusively proven.

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May 15, 2018, 10:27:09 PM
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Following the general rules of innovation and evolution, the necessity to evolve and adapt to obstacles, in this particular example it's legislation. Interesting perspective on the subject, I wonder if it did accelerate development, definitely seems like a logical conclusion, albeit one that could never be conclusively proven.
Definitely it's a nature of human being to be innovative and to think outside the box the proliferation of new technology and concepts of P2P is the indications that people want freedom from third party control  that would only want to take hold of people's wealth, even how much effort they did to stop proliferation still exists and persist.

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